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One Young World
Chartered Star

Could you be ICAEW’s Chartered Star for 2019? 

Our competition has now launched to find the brightest young leaders to represent us at the next One Young World summit in London. We’re looking for you to demonstrate your passion not only for chartered accountancy but how the profession can contribute to global challenges.

Our #CharteredStar's 2018 experience of One Young World

As the 2018 Chartered Star winner, Ali Qasim flew the flag for young chartered accountants at One Young World (OYW) Summit in The Hague. Representing ICAEW and Chartered Accountants Worldwide, he had the chance to network, debate, make long-lasting connections and discuss innovative solutions for solving some of the world's issues.

About Ali

Ali Qasim was born in Peshawar, Pakistan, and raised in Manchester, UK. Instead  of going to university, Ali decided to join PwC at the age of 17 on their Higher Apprenticeship programme in Tax Advisory. Upon completion of his tax qualification, Ali became the youngest member ever of the Association of Taxation Technicians, and obtained the Frank Collingwood award for achieving the best exam mark nationally in the Business Compliance exam (May 2015). Ali also received PwC’s best Higher Apprentice award, the Ethel Watts prize for achieving the best exam mark globally in the Audit and Assurance exam (March 2016), and an award from the Overseas Pakistani Foundation recognising his international success at such a young age.


What he won

Ali had a fully funded place at One Young World's 2018 Summit, where he met influential figures from across the world. The Summit brought together the finest young talent from across the globe to debate the key issues the world faces, sharing their ideas and experiences and working with peers to formulate and share innovative solutions.